It’s National Wise Healthcare Consumer Month!
This February observance was established to encourage consumers to become empowered to make the best healthcare choices. Today, your MPP Infusion Centers® team offers you three steps to help you get started!
Step One: Understand Your Options
Americans are generally good at researching before buying a new car or appliance. We are not particularly discriminating when choosing our doctors or considering our healthcare coverage. It’s key to understand we have options and know how to compare them. In a recent survey, more than half the participants said they lacked confidence that they could reduce the cost of their healthcare by shopping around. Patients have a right to affordable quality healthcare, and in an environment where healthcare costs are increasingly burdensome, it is vital that we understand our options and leverage our resources to make good choices.
Step Two: Leverage Your Resources
MPP infusion Centers® has taken a proactive approach in supporting our patients as they navigate comparing their healthcare options. Each Open Enrollment season our patients are provided the opportunity to meet with a Patient Resource Specialist. This resource empowers the patient by helping them discover how each healthcare option might support their individual care needs. Celestina Kubicki, MPP Infusion Centers® Director of Revenue & Patient Resource Operations, notes “the tremendous response to this initiative illustrates that consumers want to be empowered with the information to make the best decisions for their own healthcare.” Identify your resources and leverage them when considering your healthcare options. Then, maximize your time with your healthcare providers.
Step Three: Maximize Your Time
Another step in becoming a wise healthcare consumer is making the most of your healthcare appointments. Here are three suggestions to help you achieve this goal. First, be prepared with written questions. Patients often forget questions once the doctor comes into the room. Having a written list can also help generate other questions that need to be asked. Second, share information that provides your healthcare provider with a more complete picture of the patient’s overall health. This should include a complete list of all current prescriptions and supplements and in some cases, a daily patient journal. The better the information provided, the better the care prescribed. Finally, take good notes or record the appointment session so you can review the doctor’s recommendations. This can help minimize any confusion.
Communication is Key
I recently attended a regular check-up with a family member. Taking the 3 simple steps above allowed us to make the most of our time with the medical team. This good communication resulted in a reduction of the patient’s prescribed medications, an updated care plan that includes physical therapy, and cohesive execution of the patient’s care plan amongst caregivers. Being a good communicator is important in every relationship, and equally helpful when partnering with your healthcare professionals.
Practicing Wise Healthcare Consumer habits will empower us to make the most of our healthcare opportunities and solutions. That is a great goal for February 2021 and beyond!
Looking for a local infusion center for you or your patients? MPP Infusion Centers® are created by an infusion patient, for infusion patients. Visit our website now to learn more about the MPP Difference. We hope to hear from you, soon!
2020 and 2021 have so far been interesting years, yes? While there have certainly been some very real and sometimes painful elements of the past 12 months, we have found ourselves humbled by the spirit of the hearty humans working in service-focused industries and how they have remained dedicated, sharing their special mix of warmth and compassion as they continue to contribute.
This is true of the many women and men that make up our MPP Infusion Team. We are so proud of them, collectively and individually. We think their contributions to who we are, are noteworthy. So, beginning today, we are going to pull back those superhero masks and give you an up-close and personal peek at our silver lining: the team members that make MPP Infusion Centers® the best place to receive your infusion therapy.
Each month we will shine a spotlight on one or more of our amazing team members, sharing some interesting details about their superpowers and interests. Mark your calendars, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram so you don’t miss your opportunity to get to know some real superheroes.
Until then, we tip our hat in your direction. You are part of what makes these times, times we want to remember.
Your MPP Infusion Team
Migraine and Headache Awareness Month is Behind Us – Are Your Migraine Headaches Still Here?
At MPP Infusion Centers® our minds are always thinking of our patients’ wellbeing. While Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (June) has passed, our focus on improving the lives of our patients continues. This is why we are continuously exploring the most effective treatments for our patients. When it comes to migraine headaches, we know, they have got to go.
Headache Pain Is More Than An Inconvenience.
Headaches are life interrupters. They steal precious moments. Our patients tell us that those stolen moments are usually the big events in their lives – the milestone moments that they don’t want to miss. It doesn’t have to be this way. This is why our patients choose MPP Infusion Centers® IV Infusion Therapy.
IV Infusion Therapy Is A Headache Hack
While trigger awareness and management are helpful in mitigating migraine headache inconvenience, IV Infusion Therapy can provide fast and comprehensive relief from pain, nausea, and inflammation. Infusion Therapy is time and cost-effective with the positive effects continuing for up to more than a month post-treatment. For more detail see our blog from last week.
MPP Infusion Centers® Can Help.
Our team understands that Migraine and Cluster Headache pain can be overwhelmingly intense. We want to help you regain control over your life so you can enjoy the freedom to be present for all the milestone moments that are important to you. From the smile that greets you at the front desk to the experienced medical professionals that oversee your safe and comfortable treatment, MPP Infusion Centers® is committed to your health and wellbeing.
Our Extensive List of Therapies Now Includes VYEPTI™
In our last post, MPP Infusion Centers® announced that we are excited to add VYEPTI™ to the high-quality and effective infusion therapies we offer our valued patients. Ask your doctor about VYEPTI™ today or call one of our Patient Care Navigators for more information @ 720-902-4111.
Let Freedom Ring
This weekend, as we join our fellow Americans in celebrating Independence Day, we are mindful of you – our patients – and how we can best serve you. We know that health and happiness are connected. This is why today and every day our goal is to provide you with solutions that support your wellbeing – your pursuit of happiness.
Happy July 4th!
The American Migraine Foundation has some amazing resources for you. Please check out their website and read what they are doing to promote Migraine and Headache Awareness.